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A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff:  January 2021 Wrap Up!

A Little Awareness, A Little Appreciation, & A Lotta Book Stuff: January 2021 Wrap Up!

Posted February 8, 2021 in Checking In // 2 Comments

Welcome to the first wrap up of 2021, where we get to look at everything that got rolling as the new year started and we can celebrate how strikingly different everything is now that it’s not 2020 anymore! I kid, of course, because we still have all the same things to work on as we did in 2020, all the same concerns and challenges and opportunities for growth.  But the psychology of hope is nice, right?  For myself, 2021 hasn’t been too bad on a personal level, and for that I’m truly grateful.  Still, there’s the continued opportunity to do […]

Gemina by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Gemina by Amy Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Posted January 23, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  And so continues the story of the Illuminae Files. First off, I have to once again applaud the audiobook production of Gemina.  I know this has nothing to do with the actual book, but like Illuminae, the full cast production was stellar.  Each voice actor was great, but the music and sound effects take the story to the next level.  This series is in my top three for favorite audiobooks – they’re so immersive. Story-wise, I didn’t like Gemina quite as much as much as Illuminae.  It felt too similar.  Much of the book was spent in a space survival situation, hiding in […]

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

The Psych Reading Challenge – Because Who Doesn’t Love Reading Challenges Based on Cancelled TV Shows That Just Won’t Die?

After participating in the year-long reading challenge Start onYour Shelfathon in 2020, I knew I wanted to do at least one reading challenge in 2021 to help guide my reading.  I like the idea of reading challenges and that gamification aspect, especially how they make me look around and mix up my TBR and sometimes even search outside of it to meet challenges. So I figured I’d go find a really popular reading challenge like “Beat the Backlist” or something similar and join in. … But I know that you know… that I’m not telling the truth. (*cue music*) Okay no. […]